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"I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'

Lexicon

Verse part Definition: Part of speech: Strong's: Greek: Transliteration:
"I did not recognize to have seen or perceived, hence to know H3609    
Him, but He who sent to send V-APA-NMS H3992 πέμψας pempsas
me to baptize to dip, sink V-PPA-NMS H907 βαπτίζειν baptizein
in water water N-DNS H5204 ὕδατι udati
said to say H3004    
to me, 'He upon whom usually rel. who, which, that, also demonstrative this, that RelPro-AMS H3739 ὃν on
you see to see, perceive, attend to V-ASA-2S H3708    
the Spirit wind, spirit N-DNS H4151 πνεῦμα pneuma
descending to go down V-PPA-ANS H2597 καταβαῖνον katabainon
and remaining to stay, abide, remain V-PPA-ANS H3306 μένον menon
upon Him, this this DPro-NMS H3778 οὗτος outos
is the One who baptizes to dip, sink V-PPA-NMS H907 βαπτίζων baptizōn
Analysis:

One: God

Refers to HaShem (God), Who is One. This number can also refer to unity. The first place the number "one" occurs is in Genesis 1:5. There one reads, "And there was an evening and there was a morning— one day". Later on in this same book of Genesis, it is stated concerning the man and his wife, "And they became one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). It is very significant that in both of these examples there was a multiplicity for the subject. In the first example, the evening and the morning became one day and in the second example, it was Adam and Eve who became one flesh.

One of the most famous passages in the Torah concerning HaShem is Deuteronomy 6:4 which states, "Hear O Israel the Lord your God the Lord is One." The question that a person must ask himself is what is the connection between the use of the Hebrew word אחד "one" which identifies a multiplicity being one and the fact that the Lord God of Israel is One? The answer is that the Hebrew word אחד can relate to the concept for one as in "unification". There is another Hebrew word that would have been possible to be used if the author wanted to refer to an absolute oneness or singleness. This is the Hebrew word יחיד. In fact, there is a well-known prayer in Judaism which states, "אחד ואין יחיד כיחודו". This phrase should be translated as, "(God is) One and there is no singularity as His singularity." The idea that is being expressed in this prayer is that the Lord God of Israel is One; but not an absolute One; rather there is a uniqueness and a complexity to His Oneness.

The number one is frequently employed to express in the Scriptures one object, such as one man or one tabernacle. This usage would be the simple or common purpose that the number one or for that matter any number, would appear in a Biblical text. Often the appearance of a number does not contain any of the significance that Hebrew numerology might offer. Therefore, the reader must always consider when coming across a verse which contains a number, that the number only expresses an amount and no additional significance. 

Because the number one is often associated with God, there is a unique phenomenon in the Scriptures concerning this number. Sometimes the number one is employed to express a unique relationship that the object has to HaShem. For example,

"And it will be one day, it will be known to HaShem..." Zechariah 14:7

In the text above, Zechariah could have stated simply, "And it will be a day…" The fact that the prophet said "one day" is to convey that this day is uniquely related to God. Similarly, it is stated by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 37, "one King", "one nation" and "one Shepherd" (see Ezekiel 37:22, 24). Each of these objects—King, nation and Shepherd—has a connection to HaShem. The King and Shepherd is Messiah Yeshua, the Son of God and the one nation is Israel, the people of God.

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in the Holy sacred, holy Adj-DNS H40 ἁγίῳ agiō
Spirit.' wind, spirit N-DNS H4151 πνεύματι pneumati

Parallel Verses

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New American Standard Bible "I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
King James Bible "I did not recognize Him, And I knew him not: but He who he that sent me to baptize in water with water, the same said to unto me, 'He upon Upon whom you thou shalt see the Spirit descending descending, and remaining upon Him, this is on him, the One who baptizes in same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.'Ghost.
Berean Bible "I And I did not recognize Him, know Him; but He who the One having sent me to baptize in water with water, He said to me, 'He upon ‘Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending and remaining upon abiding on Him, this He is the One who baptizes in baptizing with the Holy Spirit.'’
Interlinear "I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.'
American Standard Version "I did not recognize Him, And I knew him not: but He who he that sent me to baptize in water water, he said to unto me, 'He upon whom you Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending descending, and remaining abiding upon Him, this is him, the One who baptizes same is he that baptizeth in the Holy Spirit.'